Biennial Report of the Superintendent of the Orthopedic Hospital, Lincoln, Nebraska Volume 2-6

Biennial Report of the Superintendent of the Orthopedic Hospital, Lincoln, Nebraska Volume 2-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... one which would have made intelligible speech absolutely impossible into a child who is now one with simply a peculiar facial expression and a slight difficulty of speech. Patients with tuberculous conditions of the bones and joints present conditions very much more difficult to treat. VVith proper care such as is given at the institution we have usually secured good results. For example, S. A. came to the hospital August 19, 1907. She began to be lame June 22, 1907. When admitted to the hospital she complained of severe pain and great tenderness of the right hip joint. An abscess had formed in the joint and there was considerable deformity with her leg about 1%; inches shorter than the left. The parents reported that the child cried out continually at night because of pain, and her general condition was very poor. Physical examination and X-ray pictures indicated tuberculosis of the hip joint. She was put to bed at once and weight and pulley traction applied to the leg. On December 13, 1907, her first plaster cast was applied and from this time until November 26, 1913, she wore casts or was in bed most of the time. In June, 1908, an abscess in the hip joint had to be opened. This healed immediately, however, and her progress continued. When discharged from the hospital November 26, 1913, she had been here a total of 2,327 days. She had not only recovered from her tuberculous hip with slight deformity, but had made substantial progress educationally, inasmuch as at the age of 10 she had reached the fourth grade, all of her schooling having been obtained in the hospital by the methods of bedside as well as school room teaching which we have followed so faithfully for all our patients in this institution; Congenital misplacement of the hip...
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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123676823X
  • 9781236768230